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October 28, 2016

Visiting Edinburgh? Be Sure to See These Four Museums

Edinburgh is a small city with a lot of museums, including several large, well-known ones, like its National Portrait Gallery, and many small ones that are easy to see in an hour or two, like the...

Visiting Edinburgh? Be Sure to See These Four Museums

Edinburgh is a small city with a lot of museums, including several large, well-known ones, like its National Portrait Gallery, and many small ones that are easy to see in an hour or two, like the Museum on the Mound (where you can see a one-million-pound n ...

History, Legend Meet in Art: The Kelpies

    Art, engineering, history, legend -- The Kelpies have connection to all these things, and a few more. But wait, you may be thinking, what are The Kelpies anyway? Works of art, works of engineering, a new feature in the landscape in t ...

Dumbarton Castle showcases 1,000 years of history this summer

Ten centuries of Scottish history will be brought to life as part of a brand new event taking place next month.   Over the course of a weekend, Rock of Ages is set to transform Dumbarton Castle Rock and Pier Park below into a real life timeline, cha ...

Cruising on Loch Ness

    The mystique of Loch Ness, the scenic ruins of Urquhart Castle, the glimpse of a rainbow over the Loch – all these are yours to see when you take the Jacobite boat cruise on Loch Ness, in the Highlands of Scotland. Drive southwest of ...

A Scottish Halloween - Ghostly Goings-On

Are ye feart? Have ye suffered a fricht when things go dunt in the mirk? But dinnae fash yersel....   Apparently here’s nothing wrong with a bit of fear, according to the experts – it keeps you alert and gives your heart a useful workout. Which ...

Leith Hall Reopens

      Recently, Leith Hall mansion house welcomed its first visitors in almost five years. The historic house at the National Trust for Scotland property at Kennethmont near Huntly (northwest of Aberdeen) has been refurbished t ...

Stirling Castle Online: Kids Castle

    Young visitors to Stirling Castle will be able to learn more about it with a new, interactive section on the Castle’s website: Kids Castle. Fun and educational, it is designed to help children and their families discover more about th ...

It's all about Mary, Queen of Scots

        How much do you know about Mary, Queen of Scots? If you're a history buff, like me, you'll be elated at two major avenues in Scotland, right now, to learn more about her. A new book written and produced by Historic S ...

Digging for clues on Bannockburn’s 699th anniversary

    To mark the 699th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn (23 and 24 June 2013), the National Trust for Scotland’s “Big Dig” took place over the weekend of 22 and 23 June.   Looking to shed new light on one ...

10 Days in Inverness

    If you’re in the Highlands of Scotland – the land of romance, storied history, kilts and bagpipes, Glens and Bens – consider Inverness as your home base for 10 days of exploring Scottish culture, arts, nature, food, and great people. ...

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